Winners of Freestyle Flower Arrangement

Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

Flower arrangement with the focus on orchid flower is part of the 70th annual orchid and garden show. There are over a dozen entries which competed in freestyle flower arrangements.

Botchie Canicula – Third Place

Rene Sumalinog- Third Place

Ana Ruth Conde- Third Place

Ms. Ana Ruth Purificacion – Conde used dancing lady orchid flowers and ferns

Micheal Andres- Second Place

Micheal Andres several materials such as ripe corn , abaca yarn, succulents , peperomia and Cattleya flower . He won last year’s mid-year orchid and garden show freestyle flower arrangement .

Ms. Miles Hilario – First Place

Ms. Miles Hilario is a seasoned flower arrangement artist . She is also a member  of the Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines

Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia flower arrangement

This is another noteworthy flower arrangement exhibit using Japanese theme . The artists used an orange colored cattleya hybrid flower and an Ascocentrum aurantiacum subspecies philippinense.

flower arrangement

The trend now a days is to use live flowering orchids and plants as floral arrangement . This will lasts until the last day of the show.


Orchid Freestyle Flower Arrangement Winners at the 69th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) , Quezon Memorial Circle,Quezon City- Philippines

The Philippine Orchid Society together with Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines organized an orchid flower arrangement competition at the ongoing orchid show . This will give some refreshing ideas on new trends in flower arrangements.

Dendrobium orchid with flowers

This is a very simple flower arrangement in which anyone can personally arrange them using just 1 pot of Dendrobium orchid, small pebbles and tillandsia

Rhynchostylis praemorsa with native fan

This is a local foxtail orchid which had its blooming season during this time of the year mounted on a kakawate tree with variegated leaves and  Dischidia oiantha ( Manaog ka Irog) with simple native fan and ordinary bottle covered in green paper and placed in a water hyacinth mat

 L- R Mrs. Luz Santa Ana ,Mr. Oscar Villanueva , Dr. Elenita Binay ( center )  together with Ms. Dory Fadriquela

Using live flowering plants and orchids is the growing trend in flower arrangement

Third place

There are 3 winners who shared the third place, Mr. Rene Sumalinog Ms. Lita Dizon and Ms. Dhory Alvendia

Third Place – Ms. Dhory Alvendia

There were over 2 dozen entries at the orchid flower arrangement competition

Second place – Ms. Miles Hilario

She used Doritis pulcherrima variety champorensis

First Place – Mr. Micheal Andres far left with throphy

Mr. Micheal Andres is a last minute entrant to the competition. It was until the final hour that he was convinced into joining the orchid flower arrangement competition .

First Place

Aside from the BLUE ribbon, He also won a throphy , bragging rights and Php 2,000 cash

Highlights of the 67th Philippine Orchid Society Annual Orchid and Garden Show part 2

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City – Philippines

Before presenting the set of winners , I must commend University of the Philippines -College of Architecture  for allowing their students to participate in an actual landscaping exhibit.

University of the Philippines – Diliman  landscape architecture students

Although they may not be the best nor the most colorful , I think exposing the students in this kind of exhibition will allow them chance to see and work on an actual landscaping project.  Some of them take time finishing the project laboring  from late afternoon of February 27  to early morning of February 28 . According to some of them , they do not have the money to purchase plants and accessories and most of them would borrow from other members  . I inquisitively gave them some tips on  landscaping and even how an orchid show is being held.

Here are the list of the major winners of the 67th annual orchid and garden show.

Ornamental Landscape Exhibit

Third Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula

Botchie as fondly called by members and friends in the plant societies . He started joining landscape exhibition and competition  since 2007 . He is an active member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines before joining Philippine Orchid Society  .  He is also a board member of the Philippine Horticultural Society .

If i can remember this is not his first time winning a landscape exhibit in the Philippine Orchid Society competition. He won 2nd place ( Ornamental landscape exhibit )  in the 62nd Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show held at the Quezon City hall grounds from August 28 to September 8, 2008 .

Second  Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Lugar La Huerta – Mr. Vic de Rona

Mr. Vic De Rona is the proprietor of Lugar La Huerta located in Manila Seedling Bank  according to him growing bonsai into perfection started as his hobby .  Now he is one of the most in demand bonsai experts and had participated in various bonsai shows , orchid shows ,  horticulture shows .

crowd admiring the Penjing  or Penzai Bonsai Landscape of Mr. Vic de Rona complete with miniature people made from ceramics.

water and land Penjing (shuihan penjing): This style of penjing effectively combines the first two, including miniature trees and optionally miniature figures and structures to portray a landscape in detail.

First Place – Ornamental Landscape exhibit by : Ms. Vangie Go

This landscape exhibit got ribbon, Php 10,000 cash and glass trophy

Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay , Ms. Vangie Go and Mayor Ramon Ilagan pose for a souvenir shot taken at the award winning landscape exhibit

Orchid Flower Arrangement Competition ( members of the Floral Designers’ Circle of the Philippines )

Third Place : Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua

Mr. Edgar Martin Littaua or more popularly called “Egay ” to his friends , He is a production designer, art director, florists and set director . He worked with big television networks like ABS-CBN channel 2, TV channel 5 and GMA channel 7.

Second Place : Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Hilario is an eventologist, caterer, fashion designer, floral designer  and beauty consultant. She teaches all kinds of floral arts and crafts on hands-on group lessons or individual tutorials (by schedule). Her flower-shop-cum-boutique-and-beauty-salon Miracle Flowers and Avante Garde Salon is located at Barangay Cooperative Bldg. cor. Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights, Q.C. Tel. nos. 4261007, 4363336, CP # 09176273038 and Florera Flower Shop, 79 Sta.Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan.

First Place : Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia

This Floral arrangement executed by Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia use  living  flowering orchids like Oncidium Josephine makes her orchid flower arrangement display more interesting .  Living orchid plant with  flowers last longer compared to cut flowers, She can  plant the orchids in her backyard after the flower wither . After few months,  the same orchid plant can reward her with nice blooms .

Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia is a proud winner of ” Best Oncidium of the Show” and Best Floral Arrangement

Ms. Susan Gonzales floral arrangement won two award

Ms. Susan Gonzales used  Mokara Sally Leuenberger and Oncidium orchid hybrid .  She used sawdust , native jars , bamboo tray and a wrought iron stand for the Mokara orchid  . The trend now a days is to use living flowering orchids as a centerpiece.

Mokara Sally Uy- Leuenberger is a Mokara hybrid ideal for cut flower

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